Anele and Hasani

I'm a young South African Muslim woman in my last year at the University of Cape Town. I'm studying. It was there that I met Hasani, a South African Indian Muslim. The first time I saw him, I was standing in the hallway, waiting for my friend, Mandisa. He was with a friend, an African …

Dark Skinned Girl

I look at myself in the mirror and see a beautiful dark-skinned young woman staring back at me.  I’m radiant because I’m marrying the love of my life—Ronald, an African-American man.  We met two years ago at a friend’s party.  One of the women there told me to my face that Ronald wouldn’t be interested …

The Cold Shoulder

It was Friday evening and outside the sun was setting. He was sitting on the sofa and the phone was beside him on speaker. He had decided to call this time instead of doing the usual ZOOM call. Usually, his mother answered the phone but this time, his father did. "Hi, Dad." "Hi, Jason." "How …

Mrs. Cheung Learns About Karine

Jason was on a ZOOM call with his parents. As usual, his mother did most of the talking. She was going on about one of the neighbors who had invited her over for lunch. "I was looking forward to some of her delicious soup, but instead, she said that we were going to have peanuts …

Other Holocaust Victims

Perhaps, it’s something many of us are unaware of but it’s written in ink that Afro-Germans were also victims of the Holocaust." 22 Words In Mein Kampf, Hitler blamed the Jews for bringing the Negroes to the Rhineland for the specific purpose of ruining the white race.   Source: Holocaust Center

A United Front

Bruce stood there, waiting for Elyse. After his brother-in-law Clancy had called him to tell him that Lisa had lied to him about her, he had called Elyse right away and asked her to meet him today. He was hurt and upset that Lisa had lied to him. She had lied so convincingly that he …

Grandma’s Ordeal

Photo by Jennifer Pendergast “How’s grandma?”  Cynthia asked. “She’s resting.  I baked cookies.  They’re fresh out of the oven.” “How can you bake cookies after what happened to her?” “I baked them for her.” “Mom, you should be furious.  Grandma was attacked because she’s Asian and nobody lifted a finger to help her.” “Maybe they …

Celia

Celia confessed that she was possessed when she struck her Master.  11 Words This is a true story. Scene from the play, Celia, A Slave This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Too Dark

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I used to believe that until the words began to wound me. They pierced my heart. I'm nineteen and in college. Other students stare at me and make remarks like, "She's so dark", "None of my black guy friends would date her because …

Star-crossed Lovers

"Oh, Joseph, I love you so much." "I love you too, Miss Louisa." "I wish we could run away together. I hate living on this awful plantation." "We can't run way, Miss Louisa. They'd kill me 'cause I run way with a White woman." "I won't let them hurt you, Joseph. I'd rather die first." …

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